Grateful Dead Live at Market Square Arena on 1979-02-03
set 2 only
CD Mastering, EAC'ed / SHN'ed by Scott Clugston
Subject: My First Show
Drove up to Indy to see the band from Oxford, OH with the gang and no tickets. No need for a miracle back then, bought em there. No worries about the crummy seats, we went to the floor. When security said no dancing in aisles, we found folding chairs and added them to the 10th row, 11th row, etc. Then showing the old heads some rockin new dance moves.Vivid memories of a black-haired Jerry playing Fire On Da Mtn. Yeah, great!
Subject: Sweet sound
Subject: Full Confidence 5 Stars
The sound is PERFECT. Thank you GOD for this AUD. The microphones put you 1 or 2 rows in front of the stage. The audience is loving it, cheering every jam in rhythm, the sounding is bouncing lustily off all walls. The dude below has it correct. Weeping angels. Jesus on guitar. Get this NOW.
Subject: Maybe best scarlet->fire ever
please, please post the boards if you got em.
Subject: What Gives?
Subject: 02/03/79 Set II
Very crisp Aud tape -- sound tells the tale of the times...non-digital is still yumm yumm.
Under-rated, maybe -
mack daddy fun -- yes.
comeback for the keith...donna? --- hmmmm....God doomed GD keyboardests long ago -- and donna did herself in more than once -
but energy is extra royal with cheez and the fire is WAY bob marley
-- good jerr bear on this one.
Miracle > Casey...not great audio or vocals --- just good smiles and it's 79, man...
thank you, tapers. thanks to you, archive.org
Subject: A treat
One of the last Keith and Donna shows, and they are great. It goes to show that they weren't kicked out for poor performances.
The sound is amazing for an audiance recording. It's too bad we don't have the first set. I'd love to hear China Cat>Rider
Subject: I think that this whole tour is underrated.
Subject: The Infinite Well
After seeing hundreds of shows, collecting thousands of hours of tapes/CDs, listening to the
bastards an average of 3+ hours daily for the last
30 years - and then I offhandedly start up this show and the whole universe is re-created!!!
Subject: wish I was still there
Subject: It Trembled And Exploded
The crowd loved this show, that's for sure.
Can't we go back? Please?
What an energetic set!
Scarlet through Drums is just OUT OF THIS WORLD, and the transition from Estimated into a speedy yet clean Eyes is hair raising.
Listen to the aud in the transition from Eyes-Drums and you will hear for yourself, those lucky enough to attend this show knew what they were involved in, as everybody is just howling when Micky and Bill carry the band out of eyes. Wow!!!
Wish I was there ... I'd give a left nut, seriously.
Download now. One of my favorite sets ever. Been carrying this show around for years, and like others who've held a copy forever, it was nice to pick up a clean, fresh, digital version. Sound is good for AUD, could be better, but still a 5 star for energy alone.
Subject: Fabulous music by a renewed band
2nd Set: Apparently the 1st set is Not available in a 'listenable' stream...so the gig starts at "Scarlet" for me. It gains a keen head of steam as we approach the 1st jammy section. Credit goes to the drummers' for picking up the slack. Wow, can I just state how much more pleasant it is to listen to a show with this energy compared to the bare-bones Dead that '87 is. The band's providing the unvarying background for Jerry to extend his sonic ambitions through "Fire." The peaks only continue through "Estimated" which enters intergalactic territory soon after its break from construct. "Eyes" is initially a tad too speedy but Jerry tempers the pace with his melodic singing. Again, it cannnot be stressed enough how much more of a difference the band sounds when its drummers aren't on autopilot. Their caring infuses the band with renewed purpose, so that playing the same 15-20 tunes twice a week does not become a chore/bore/snore.
"Drums" is fine, "Space" is sparse tho it becomes evident we're heading towards "TOO" around the 3:00 marker. This is a ride worth taking. It's urgent and propulsive if not explosive. The men are in the zone, if "Wharf" is not filled with the fanciest of embellishments, it's certainly fluid and tonally accurate. "Miracle" commences the transition into 'party music central.' A surprising move into an at first stumbling "Casey Jones." It's ironic because it's one of the simplest songs in the Dead's repertoire, and yet they consistently prove they have no idea to make it sound good/be an over the top rocker, live.
We encore with a breezy, airy "Saturday Night,"
that rightfully explodes hen it matters.
The set was looking like a 4 1/2r for its consistent high-end, aristocratic performances... however 'Casey Jones' broke that illusion. Still, undeniably worth hearing.
Subject: holy crap
all of it
every tune every rising jam every transition
also check out the FOX 11.30.80 for another scorching scar>fire
Subject: TO jamiejoon / BEST SCARLET EVER !!!
Subject: best scarlet ever
Other reviewers are right: amazing quality for an Aud. In my opinion, this is not only the best Scarlet ever played, but one of the most blessed pieces of music ever created by humanity. You can just picture angels hovering over the stage and weeping. Such joy at such a wierd time for the band- go figure. The whole sequence from Scarlet to Eyes is up there with the very best dead for, what is it, lucidity, coeherence, flow, inspiration. It is, in a word, PERFECT. Download now, you'll see!
For more angels weeping, see St. Louis, Spring 77, set 2 Eyes (sing jerry, sing!). "how sweet it is". By the way, re: my extravagant claim of "best scarlet ever", I have a number of them, depending on which one I happen to be listening to, and I'm always looking for another "best" one- others include 12-31-76, 11-30-80, 7-13-84, and right now I really like 10-14-80 too!
Subject: ONE OF THE BEST SCARLET>FIRE'S EVER!
Subject: Jerry shredding it.
I have had this on tape for twenty years and always thought it was a highly underrated show. Nice to see that others feel the same way.
Anyone see "School of Rock"? Jack Black uses the phrase "face melter" to describe a ripping guitar solo... this show has face melters in spades. The positive reviews here are spot on. Listen to Jerry tear up the solos on Wharf Rat and you will be downloading the entire show faster than you can say "that WAS a face melter!!" I would give it more than five stars if possible.
Subject: it takes all you got just to stay on the beat
At this point its the end of the line for the Keith and Donna era, but the band showed no signs of letting up from their 78 efforts. You need this folks.
Subject: This is a hot scarlet>fire
Subject: Passionate Scarlet
Suddenly, he rips into an incredible, impossible riff at what feels like the 26th fret on his board. What a jolt! This is what the Allman Brothers called "hittin' the note." A glorious piece of eight in the Grateful Dead treasure chest.
Wear a helmet.
Subject: Scarlet > Fire
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